2015 Big 12 Position Rankings: Defensive Line

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No. 6 Texas Tech:

Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Bryce Petty (14) is sacked by Texas Tech Red Raiders linebacker Pete Robertson (10) in the third quarter of the game at AT&T Stadium. Baylor beat Texas Tech 63-34. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The beginning of the 2014 season was an absolute nightmare for the Texas Tech defensive line. They were rarely in the right position, had bad form at the point of attack, and generally just got pushed around. But by the end of the season, it seemed the Red Raiders started to turn a corner. Mike Smith worked magic with Pete Robertson (granted, he was an LB last season but will technically be a rush end this season) and Branden Jackson, and turned the former into the Big 12 sack leader. The Red Raiders also have some help in the middle as Demetrius Alston comes back from injury, and Keland McElrath returns after carrying huge momentum in from the end of the season. And don’t forget about True Freshman Breiden Fehoko, who has made just about everybody’s impact Freshman list. The Red Raiders may not have the most talent of any group in the conference, but they have good depth, and a great variety in size and speed at nearly every position.